Monday, February 6, 2012

craftprojectsideas.com: Sand art Review + Giveaway


Giveaway is now Closed! Thanks for participating and all your love!

Congrats Roopa shri, Entry #6, I Will be contacting you by mail!

CraftProjectideas.com is Showing the Love to the followers. We received a fun Made by me Sand art kit to review and you know what one of my lucky readers is going to get one too! Keep reading, I have the details of the giveaway at the end.

Image courtesy CraftProjectideas.com

If you are wondering about Crafts project ideas, the products used on the site are all sold at the Kids’ Crafts aisle in Walmart stores. We love their products, no special trips to craft stores, Just pick them when you do grocery shopping. Do check CraftProjectideas.com, they have a collection of craft project ideas - Seasonal, Rainy day crafts and Teacher's corner. Every month they feature crafts based on a specific craft material - Material of the month.

CJ was pretty excited to get the kit because it's the first time she got to play with colored sand.


She unpacked the kit and we spread out the bottles.

Then we thought of different ways to play and came up with few interesting, fun creations

Pendant Bottles


The first item that caught CJ's attention was the pendant bottles. One thing I liked about the bottles is the embossed beautiful heart and star shape. So we wanted to highlight them. I let CJ to color the embossed designs with permanent markers.


Then we filled one bottle with yellow color sand and the other with different patterns of sand


CJ had little difficulty at the first go, she was in a hurry and poured some of the sand out. So I poured some of the sand into a cup and let her pour. This time she found it easy. The lesson's learnt is it would be better to use a measuring spoon.



CJ admiring her creation


Aquarium/Sea scene

Fill a bottle with blue Sand and paint fishes on top of the bottle- Pretend Aquarium

I thought CJ would have fun creating a Sand art, in that intention I encouraged CJ to fill some of the bottles with single color sand. The flat and round shape bottle looked perfect to make a sea scene. So we filled the bottle with light blue and dark blue sand. On the outside of the bottle, CJ painted sun, water and I helped her to draw the fishes.



You can also fill up one half of the bottle with green sand and other half with blue. Draw few blooming flowers!


We made few beautiful pattern sand art bottles following the instructions given with the kit



CJ loved to showcase her artwork



The Next day, we took out some of the single colored sand and made an Upcycled Glass sand art. Stay tuned for the tutorial



Wrong side view of the Sand art



A closer view!



Since we removed the sand out of the pendant bottle, I let CJ to decorate the bottle with Nail polish. you can also use acrylic paint. CJ calls it as a pixie dust bottle!



As I had mentioned in the starting of the post, Craftprojectideas.com is graciously showing their love by offering the kit free to one of my readers(US residents only, sorry to my international readers!)

To Win:
  1. Make a comment on this post saying what different ways you would want to play with the Sand art kit or Make a comment stating your most favorite from the post(Sand art, sea scene, pendant bottle...)
  2. Follow CraftProjectideas.com on at least one:*** Facebook*****Twitter*****YouTube*****Pinterest***** Each one for an additional entry
  3. Follow creativity my passion via Google Connect
The Contest Winner will be selected by random drawing and Ends Feb 13th, 2012! Winner will be notified by E-mail, so when you comment please enter your email if not mentioned on your profile.

Disclaimer: All the opinions stated here are my own.

21 comments:

  1. I like the layered ones. I remember making them when I was a kid!

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  2. Gfc follower
    Gingeroo616 at AOL dotcom

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  3. Craft project fb fan
    Oursafehaven

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  4. Interest follower
    Oursafehaven

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  5. I have been following CraftProjectideas on facebook

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  6. I have been following CraftProjectideas on twitter

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  7. I follow CraftProjectideas on pinterst too

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  8. And I am following you on GFC too

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  9. Love the various shapes of the bottles!! Those pendants u made are my favorites!

    Thanks
    Kumar
    hemanth_agrihort24 @ yahoo . co .in

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  10. 1. I love the sea scene and pendant. Sand art are so much fun...
    2. Liked CraftprojectIdeas in FB, subscribed in Youtube
    3. Following your blog in GFC

    hope I am qualified now :)

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  11. 1. I love the sea scene and pendant. Sand art are so much fun...
    2. Liked CraftprojectIdeas in FB, subscribed in Youtube
    3. Following your blog in GFC

    hope I am qualified now :)

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  12. I would let my Daisy girl scouts do the projects they would love it and I follow you on face book

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    1. Thank you! Can you please leave your mail id here

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  13. i like the sand star bottle!! my favorite!!!

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  14. my email also is teresamccluskey@rocketmail.com

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  15. Love the sea scene!

    rufful at gmail dot com

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  16. I follow CraftprojectIdeas on twitter!

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  17. I follow CraftprojectIdeas on Pinterest! (rufful)

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